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Happy Monday!

Just minutes ago (literally), the first official trailer for ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ dropped online by Sony Pictures Entertainment. It’s the third film in the series, but the immediate sequel to the 2017 movie ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ that was made without Robin Williams. The latest two films have, appropriately, been made with a different tone and direction than the original classic from 1995. And this new level of ‘Jumanji’ cinematic storytelling centered around a vintage video game called Jumanji gone awry has been surprisingly entertaining and interesting.

The primary cast includes Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. A couple of the newcomers to the series includes movie veterans Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado…

What’s old is new again.

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ arrives in a theater near you this Christmas.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

1982 Called…and Sounded Impressed

After 35 years, Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters across the country. The long-awaited sequel to the quintessential science-fiction film has finally arrived.

As I give you time to order tickets in the event you haven’t bought yours for the movie event of October, be sure to enjoy a visually stunning reminder as to why Blade Runner 2049 is primed to be the rare example of a sequel that will match its beloved 1980s nostalgic forefather.

Or, as has been written on Jimmy’s Daily Planet, surpass its cinematic game-changing and iconic original.

No pressure.

Happy Monday!

As the week gets closer to Christmas, the blog posts will reflect this celebration of all celebrations.

For now…

Ladies and gentlemen, science-fiction movie fans and (curious film buffs) were treated to a special teaser trailer today. The beloved 1982 science-fiction fan favorite Blade Runner, which originally starred Harrison Ford, has finished its highly-anticipated sequel. The first film depicted a dystopian future with a serious problem of dangerous human replicants living among humans. The sequel appears to recruit a character portrayed by Ryan Gosling to…

Just take a look.

Blade Runner 2049 should have no trouble replicating the enthusiasm from the first film.

Have an Inspired Week!       

A Lift Back in Time

Sequels, historically, have a mixed record. How about a non-sequel sequel?

The 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore is a wonderful cinematic achievement. Akin to the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, the casting, writing and acting was pitch-perfect and clever throughout with fun twists and fantastic settings we wish we could hang-out in on the weekend or on vacation.

Great escapism.

Speaking of escapism…

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love is clearly evident. Remember the Dirty Dancing-inspired scene with the famed lift? It’s fitting the two would make a movie that expands their burgeoning romance from that dynamite move.

Despite not being their first reunion on film (Gangster Squad in 2013), the brand new teaser trailer for La La Land is, in terms of tonality, a similar feel-good spirit for the actor and actress as their beloved roles as Jacob Palmer and Hannah. The classical, dreamy aura reminds us of the Golden Age of Hollywood, inviting us into a world that serves as confirmation for why we enjoy movie magic and how this magic is created.

This film is unapologetic in celebrating Hollywood’s bright, shining spotlight elevated on and for the stage of suspended belief.

La La Land doesn’t look crazy or stupid, but full of love.